POLITICS
06/15/2010 12:14 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Black Candidates Struggling With Success At Top Ranks Of Politics

MELBOURNE, Fla. -- The theory was that Barack Obama's election as president in 2008 signaled a new era for black candidates trying to win statewide contests for senator or governor.

Now, Rep. Kendrick Meek is struggling with the reality.

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